Monday, February 18, 2013

Gee Rittenhouse Named President of Bell Labs

Alcatel-Lucent named Gee Rittenhouse as President of Bell Labs, replacing Jeong Kim, who is to return to his native South Korea, where he is to be appointed as the country’s new Minister of Future Creation and Science.

Gee Rittenhouse, currently chief operating officer of Alcatel-Lucent’s technology platforms business, has an extensive experience within Bell Labs, as head of Bell Labs Research and in overseeing all Bell Labs research centers and activities for Alcatel-Lucent. He also chaired GreenTouch, an industry-wide consortium launched by Bell Labs whose goal is making a thousand fold improvement to the energy efficiency of ICT networks.

Gee received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986 and his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1993. In 2002, Gee received the Bell Labs Fellow Award.